Our Team 

Our team is currently funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation through a project entitled Critical Basin at Risk:  Assessing and managing ecosystem pressures from development and climate change in the 3S basin.



Dr. Tom Cochrane (Principal Investigator)   

Dr. Mauricio Arias (Research Associate) 

Dr. Thanapon Piman (Research Associate)

Dr. Chantha Oeurng (Postdoctoral Fellow)

Mr. Dang Duc Thanh (PhD student)

Mr. Bikesh Shrestha (PhD student)

Mekong Flows team 



2013-2015: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world.


2009-2013: Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund  a joint initiative of Conservation International, l’Agence Française de Développement, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, the MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank. A fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation.


Partners and collaborators:  
  • Conservation International 
  • MRC (Mekong River Commission)
  • NHI (National Heritage Institute)
  • Tonle Sap Foodweb Modelling Group
  • Research Development International   
  • Aalto University  (Finland)
  • University of Washington
  • Cornell University
  • Royal University of Phnom Penh
  • Cambodian Ministry of the Environment
  • WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature)